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Qualcomm Buys Palm and IPAQ Patents

01/23/2014, Qualcomm has just announced that it is buying the Palm and IPAQ portfolios of patents from HP which represent a combined 2400 patents, some of which have been granted, while others are still in the application process. Qualcomm did not elaborate on the...

LG Acquires webOS From HP For Use In Smart TVs

02/25/2013, [MWC 2013] LG has been looking into using webOS on its brand of Smart TVs since this past October, and it looks like the company likes what it saw as it’s announcing it is acquiring the platform to be used in its Smart TVs. LG acquiring webOS from...

Oracle considered buying RIM or Palm at some point

04/18/2012, Oracle is definitely not the first company that comes to mind when you think about smartphones, but it seems that at one point in time they were close to changing that perception. According to Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison, the company did at one point...

Rubinstein bids HP goodbye

01/29/2012, Jon Rubinstein is a name that is famous among the consumer electronics industry, where he is famously known for developing the original iPod for Apple as well as being the CEO behind Palm, where we did see him in action before as he took to the stage at...

webOS 2.2.4 update rolling out to Pre 2 phones

12/09/2011, Even though HP has decided to stop producing webOS devices, it looks like the company is still going to fully support the operating system (though for how long we can’t say). It has been reported that Pre 2 owners have started receiving a new webOS...

WebOS write-off costs HP $3.3B

11/21/2011, In today’s earning call from HP, the world has learned that HP has spent $3.3 Billion to write off things related to Palm and WebOS. This comes less than two years after HP spent $1.2 Billion to acquire Palm in the first place. Overall, this...

Palm Pre-iPhone hybrid spotted

10/31/2011, What happens when you cross the now defunct Palm with their more recent smartphones with the Apple iPhone? I suppose it would be something like what you are looking at above – it somewhat resembles the Palm Pre, although it rings just like an iPhone...

Palm Stores closed for good

10/17/2011, Somehow, I cannot but help think that what HP is doing to Palm and webOS is similar to what Xerxes of Persia threatened King Leonidas in the movie “300″, where the very memory of Sparta itself will be erased from earth. Well, why do my...

HP decides on Palm and webOS future this week

10/10/2011, I’m not quite sure what the game plan HP had in mind when they purchased Palm some time ago, but it seems as though that is one plan that had fallen apart at the seams. The HP TouchPad did receive some buzz when it was introduced, but then again the...

Amazon might pick up Palm’s pieces

10/03/2011, Palm hasn’t exactly been doing well at all in recent years despite being snapped up by HP some time ago, and this has even led to the TouchPad tablet that runs on webOS which was killed shortly after it was released. Many companies now view Palm as...

HP Terminates WebOS Devices

08/18/2011, In the wake of slow sales of WebOS devices, HP has announced that it is terminating its line of WebOS devices, which includes the TouchPad Tablet and the smartphones. HP has announced this as it revealed its quarterly revenue of $32.2 Billion, up slightly...

HP Pre 3 now available in Europe

08/17/2011, HP’s latest webOS smartphone the Pre 3 is finally available now – in Europe. No word on when we’ll be seeing it on this side of the world, but if you’re looking to get the Pre 3 in Europe, just head over to HP’s online Palm...